Vincent van Gogh, an artist often associated with madness and passion, produced some of the most vibrant works of the 19th century. His painting “Starry Night” is a whirlwind of swirling stars, vivid colors, and emotive brushstrokes.
While Van Gogh’s contemporaries often misunderstood his work, today, many see it as a window into his mental state. “Starry Night”, painted during his time at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum, reflects both his torment and his deep love for nature. The pulsating sky might represent the turbulence of his mind, while the quiet town below offers a touch of tranquility.
Van Gogh’s dramatic use of color and texture has deeply influenced Expressionism and has left an indelible mark on the art world.